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A ladle full of slow cooker hot chocolate topped with marshmallows.

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

This rich and creamy slow cooker hot chocolate is perfect for any party or special occasion. Don't forget the marshmallows!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 384kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 7 cups milk use whole milk for the creamiest hot chocolate!
  • 1 cup heavy cream can use half and half, but cream gives the best results
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips etc. for garnish


  • Place the cocoa powder, condensed milk, heavy cream, milk, vanilla extract, semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips in a slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on LOW for 2 hours. Stir well until thoroughly mixed. Turn the slow cooker to the KEEP WARM setting until you're ready to serve the hot chocolate. Garnish with marshmallows and/or whipped cream if desired.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 2.1mg